Nik Loutsenhizer [email protected] 

Head Coach - Senior Performance

Coach Nik has been the Head Coach of North Hills Aquatics as well as the North Hills Head Varsity Swim Coach since the start of the 2021 season.  Nik joined NHA after spending two years as the Varsity Head Coach of the West Springfield High School swim team in Springfield, VA.  Prior to coaching at West Springfield, Nik coached the Senior group at Nation's Capital Swim Club - Burke in Burke, VA from 2009 until 2015.

In 2022, Nik was named as one of the Eastern Zone Select Camp coaches at the University of Maryland.


Andrew Duff [email protected]

Assistant Head Coach - Gold Performance

Coach Andrew grew up swimming in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with the EHT Seahawks. He continued his swim career at The College of New Jersey, where he also studied Health and Exercise Science. After TCNJ, he got his master's degree in Sport Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Coach Andrew's passion is to create confident resilient athletes in and out of the pool. 


Hannah Trocchio [email protected]

Age Group Coach - Gold

Coach Hannah began her swimming career at North Hills Aquatics when she was eight years old. She continued swimming for North Hills throughout high school, knowing one day she would be back to coach! She then went on to swim at the collegiate level at California University of Pennsylvania, where she was named captain of the team her senior year.

Throughout her time swimming, she specialized in butterfly and sprint freestyle. Hannah coached for the North Boro Tidal Waves for six consecutive summers. She then began coaching for North Hills Aquatics in 2018, immediately upon graduating college, where she has coached at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels. She now resides as the Gold level swim coach. Throughout her time here, she has loved to watch the swimmers grow and learn. She cannot wait to continue seeing their successes, not only as athletes, but also as people


Katie Pearson [email protected]

Age Group Coach - Silver

Coach Katie is an alumni of North Hills Swimming and is so happy to be back helping to coach the team! She swam competitively for 15 years as a member of NHA, varsity, and at the collegiate level. She specialized in distance freestyle, but her favorite event was always the 200 IM.

Katie coached the North Boros Tidal Waves for 5 years throughout high school and college. Coach Katie has been coaching the NHA silver group for about a year and loves working with the swimmers. Her favorite part is watching the swimmers improve and make awesome friendships! 


Carissa Werner [email protected]

Age Group Coach - Bronze

Coach Carissa has over 20 years of swimming experience as both an athlete and a coach. She swam in high school for the Northgate/Avonworth team and started coaching with the North Hills Summer Swim League at the age of 18. Later, she continued to gain experience moving into club coaching for Allegheny Mountain Swimming.
Shortly after, she moved on to Mount Union University to swim for four years on the Academic All-American women’s team.  While at Mount Union, she was part of two record-breaking relay teams and was voted captain her junior and senior year.
Carissa coaches the NHA Bronze group and loves to watch the swimmers get better and have fun.

Colleen Pearson [email protected]

Age Group Coach - Silver

Coach Colleen began swimming at North Hills Aquatics when she was seven years old.  She swam competitively for 11 years.  Her favorite strokes are backstroke and butterfly.  Coach Colleen loves to watch the swimmers improve and reach their goals.




Kristen Lawrence

Club President/Registrar

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Katie Bentz


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John Dube

Meet Director

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Jeffrey Rees

Web Administrator/Secretary

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Jennifer Rees

Web Administrator/Secretary

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